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Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm CDT
schedule at our website: a bond rating agency downgrades the chicago's board of education debt... partly because of the teachers strike. moo's investor service gave the school system an "a-2" score. it had already downgraded cps's bond rating outlook... from stable to "negative" in july. moody's says cps will have a rough time taking the necessary steps to close a nearly one billion dollar budget gap in 2014. cps says working hard to keep students best interests in mind while it makes some tough financial decisions. a heated, racially-charged court battle is under way between the federal government and the city of joliet over control of a public housing complex. the city wants to force the owners of the evergreen terrace complex to sell it to joliet. the federal government says it's a power grab by the city to remove african-american families from the complex which sits on valuable land near harrah's casino. the city insists it's a crime- ridden blight on the community. some city officials have been quoted as calling the tenants "rats and prostitutes." the 2012 ryder cup te
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm CDT
to come here to city hall to explain why. >> the list is growing. in favor of education committee hearings. >> i think we should force the hearings with the education committee. at the same time ask them to appear in front of us. we can start going over the list. >> there refused to a knowledge a school closing plan. high- ranking administrators told them that 80-120 underperforming or underutilized schools could closed. the resolution comes the same week teachers approved a four year $300 million deal. school closings at a retail. this will be the next big fight. >> and is on their hands. it is certainly not on our spirit if they would like to listen to us and make the community and the people who actually work in the schools a part of the process they might actually have a little bit more success. >> they say the public has a right to transparency. >> by having it transparent process of how they're going to close the school and how much money they're going to say if comic gives us a fiscal responsibility. >> a spokesperson released a statement that says we actively engage o
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm CDT
. no. when i think he is a great man. i think he is a great educator. parents say that father o'donnell came in with a prickly attitude. >> he just came and was a dictator. he was not warm or welcoming to anyone. he is basically just pushing everyone away. >> currently there is no principal at st. margaret's of scotland school parent. >>still to come this midday. tom skilling has your full forecast! tg ids. m uueleoooo
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm CDT
. a huge fiscal challenge for 2014 and beyond. >> the board of education is expected to vote on this contract october 24th. >>talks to end the teacher strike in suburban evergreen park are scheduled to reume at 4:30 this afternoon. after breaking off abruptly early today. teachers are on the picket lines for a third straight day and classes are canceled for about two thousand kids at five schools. the union's lead negotiator says they offered some movement on the major sticking point of health coverage but it was rejected by the school board. the union is now refusing any more face-to-face sessions. they claim a school board attorney unleashed a screaming outburst last night. >> our member asked to not be spoken to in a condescending tone. when the talks resume later today a mediator will communicate between the two sides.. which remain far apart on the major sticking points. >>the wife of congressman jesse jackson junior says she's not sure when he'll return to congress. alderman sandi jackson says it's up to his doctors. >>he is on the ballot. he is going to stay on the b
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